C.J. Watson joins Nets from the Bulls

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NEW YORK (Sporting Alert) — The Brooklyn Nets have confirmed weeks of speculations, by officially announcing the signing of guard C.J. Watson from the Chicago Bulls.

Watson had been linked by media reports with a move to the Nets, but both parties initially pulled away from confirming the deal.

However, on Monday the club revealed that the deal has gotten the green light.

It is believed that Watson has nicked a two-year contract to play as deputy to starting point guard Deron Williams.

It was only recently that Watson stunned his fans, by reportedly claiming that Williams is a better point guard than his former teammate and former MVP Derrick Rose.

Watson played in 49 games for Chicago last season.

The Nets have also signed forward Tornike Shengelia to an undisclosed contract this week.

Shengelia is a second-round pick during last month’s draft, and was acquired by the Nets in a deal with the Philadelphia Sixers.